Water or more | interactive installation

"Water or More" immerses viewers in an evocative exploration of water's multifaceted essence, capturing its environmental relevance and poetic allure through two interconnected projects.

Upon entering, the gaze is drawn to a mesmerizing black curtain adorned with a series of digital illustrations. These striking visuals, born from my previous venture, "Water Portrait," fuse 3D-modeled human portraits with the fluidity of water. Augmented reality triggers intricate animations, revealing a profound commentary on environmental issues and our intricate relationship with this life-giving element.

Behind the enigmatic curtain lies an interactive installation, a space where ethereal water imagery materializes in real-time. Projected onto translucent screens, the watery vistas respond with grace and fluidity, mirroring the movements of viewers captured by the perceptive Kinect sensor. Engaging in this dialogue of motion and reflection, spectators become integral participants, co-creating an ever-evolving narrative in tandem with the aqueous imagery.

Expanding the artistic discourse, a harmonious collaboration with performing artist Courtney Liu unveils a visceral fusion of movement and water. As Courtney's captivating performance unfolds, her kinetic expressions intermingle with the responsive water imagery, forging an intricate tapestry of embodied poetics within the aqueous realm.

Through "Water or More," audiences are invited to embark on a transformative sensory journey, plumbing the depths of our connection to water and contemplating its ecological significance. With each step, the exhibition beckons viewers to surrender to the immersive realm of liquid poetry, where the interplay of visuals, motion, and human interaction crystallizes the intricate dance between art, environment, and our shared existence.

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Below are some documentation of my process:

Tested with dancers before the performance
Real space mock-up before the final exhibition(Tested with two screens for the space limitation)

A built-in black box inside the gallery space with a U-shape screen